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Man Killed In Shooting Near Howard University

The Green Line is really taking some hits lately. First there were the incidents this past weekend. And now a man was fatally shot yesterday afternoon near Howard University.

WJLA reports that the shooting took place at 4th and W Streets NW. The location is about a block from Howard University's campus:

"The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. Shortly afterward, police officers from the Third District arrived at the scene and observed a black male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

D.C. resident Theresa Price heard the commotion, rushed out of her apartment and saw what appeared to be a male teenager wounded in a nearby alley. 'All I heard was boom, boom, boom, boom,' Price said."

On Saturday it was the ice pick incident. And now a murder. This is ridiculous.

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  • http://imgoph.blogspot.com/ IMGoph

    the murder this morning at 11th and Q is even closer to a green line station than the ledroit park one...

  • Jason Cherkis
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  • http://imgoph.blogspot.com/ IMGoph

    yep, that's the one.

  • Geo Graphy

    4th & V/W isn't really close to the Green Line.

  • Jason Cherkis

    Good point. But Howard is on the green line.....

  • Geo Graphy

    I think that's a tenuous connection, Jason! There is no WMATA or Metro connection to this story. The mention of a bus line that runs near the crime scene would have been just as out of place.

  • Jason Cherkis

    No there isn't a WMATA connection to this story. But there is a geographic connection. Howard. U Street and Columbia Heights all had violent incidents recently (Friday, Sat, Sunday). They are all stops on the green line.

    But I do see your point and should be more careful.

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